BatesForum is a full-service design and technology firm founded on the principle of creating a single forum that would bring together all of the capabilities of the master builder in a collaborative, creative, and inclusive process.

Beyond the disciplines of Architecture and Interior Design, our team boasts world-class talent in Workplace Strategy, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design. Further, we regularly partner with experts, from economists to biologists, to expand our capabilities and benefit our clients. BatesForum is where trust creates the time and space for innovation. With a foundation rooted in technology and a culture that works to solve our clients’ biggest problems, we are pioneering a new deliverable. Through enhanced integration, we are a design and technology company that sees far beyond these walls.

Our Culture

We are engaged and passionate participants in the communities where we work and live. We support civic causes, volunteer at local nonprofits, and contribute resources to communities and organizations in need. #cultureatbatesforum

As creative thinkers, we believe that great ideas come from the intersection of many different viewpoints, united by a common vision. In our studio, our clients’ dreams are our dreams and solving their toughest challenges is what brings us together.


BatesForum attracts a dynamic and diverse group of people who work together to realize our clients’ vision. We are growing in Chicago, St. Louis and Springfield and are looking for top talent to join our practice.

Open Positions at BatesForum